|5||OTTAWA||+125||Ov 5.5,+100||+120||Ov 5.5,+110|
|6||TORONTO||-145||Un 5.5,-120||-140||Un 5.5,-130|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||2-4-0||-2||2-4||-2||2-4||2.3||34.2||2.5||30.3|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-2||2-3||-2||2-3||2.0||32.8||2.2||31.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||14||35||9||18||8||0||1||463||7.6%||51||9||17.6%||59|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||6||14||3||8||3||0||1||205||6.8%||20||4||20.0%||23|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||10||4||6||0||0||0||164||6.1%||20||1||5.0%||16|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||4||12||5||6||1||0||0||115||10.4%||18||4||22.2%||21|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||27||12||5||8||2||2||440||6.1%||56||6||10.7%||48|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||15||7||3||5||0||1||182||8.2%||29||4||13.8%||28|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||11||2||3||5||1||0||158||7.0%||16||2||12.5%||21|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||6||4||1||1||0||0||129||4.7%||19||1||5.3%||11|
|CRAIG ANDERSON (All Games)||12||12||372||353||94.9%||3||7-5||+1.6||7-5-0||+2||3-9|
|CRAIG ANDERSON (Road Games)||5||5||151||142||94.0%||1||2-3||-1||2-3-0||-1||1-4|
|CRAIG ANDERSON (vs. Division)||4||4||129||123||95.3%||1||3-1||+2||3-1-0||+2||2-2|
|CRAIG ANDERSON (Last 4 Games)||4||4||121||111||91.7%||1||2-2||-0.3||2-2-0||0||2-2|
|BEN BISHOP (All Games)||2||2||67||61||91.0%||0||0-2||-2.6||0-2-0||-3||1-1|
|BEN BISHOP (Road Games)||1||1||30||25||83.3%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|BEN BISHOP (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|BEN BISHOP (Last 4 Games)||2||2||67||61||91.0%||0||0-2||-2.6||0-2-0||-3||1-1|
|ROBIN LEHNER (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|ROBIN LEHNER (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|ROBIN LEHNER (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||2-4-0||-2.5||2-4||-2.5||2-4||2.3||34.2||3.0||32.5|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+4||4-1||+4||2-3||3.6||22.8||1.8||33.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||14||40||14||14||11||1||0||386||10.4%||67||10||14.9%||67|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||6||14||6||3||5||0||0||205||6.8%||33||2||6.1%||26|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||18||5||8||5||0||0||114||15.8%||20||4||20.0%||28|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||5||13||4||5||3||1||0||134||9.7%||23||5||21.7%||22|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||36||8||13||15||0||2||442||8.1%||46||10||21.7%||64|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||18||5||6||7||0||1||195||9.2%||17||4||23.5%||30|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||9||2||4||3||0||0||167||5.4%||17||3||17.6%||17|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||7||3||2||2||0||0||145||4.8%||15||2||13.3%||13|
|JAMES REIMER (All Games)||10||9||281||261||92.9%||0||6-3||+4.4||6-3-0||+5||5-4|
|JAMES REIMER (Home Games)||5||4||116||107||92.2%||0||2-2||-0.1||2-2-0||0||1-3|
|JAMES REIMER (vs. Division)||3||3||103||99||96.1%||0||2-1||+1.8||2-1-0||+2||2-1|
|JAMES REIMER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||114||107||93.9%||0||3-1||+2.4||3-1-0||+3||2-2|
|BEN SCRIVENS (All Games)||6||5||159||145||91.2%||0||2-3||-0.8||2-3-0||-1||1-4|
|BEN SCRIVENS (Home Games)||3||2||78||70||89.7%||0||0-2||-2.4||0-2-0||-2||1-1|
|BEN SCRIVENS (vs. Division)||2||2||42||39||92.9%||0||1-1||-0.1||1-1-0||0||0-2|
|BEN SCRIVENS (Last 4 Games)||4||3||117||106||90.6%||0||1-2||-0.7||1-2-0||-1||1-2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: OTTAWA 2.98, TORONTO 3.07|
|1/21/2013||FLORIDA||4-0||W||0, -150||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/24/2013||at FLORIDA||3-1||W||0, -135||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/25/2013||at TAMPA BAY||4-6||L||0, +110||L||5.5 ov||O|
|1/27/2013||PITTSBURGH||1-2||L||0, -110||L||5.5 ov||U|
|1/29/2013||WASHINGTON||3-2||W||0, -150||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/30/2013||MONTREAL||5-1||W||0, -155||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/1/2013||at CAROLINA||0-1||L||0, +100||L||5.5 ev||U|
|2/3/2013||at MONTREAL||1-2||L||0, +110||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/5/2013||BUFFALO||4-3||W||0, -145||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/7/2013||CAROLINA||2-3||L||0, -130||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/9/2013||WINNIPEG||0-1||L||0, -165||L||5.5 ov||U|
|2/12/2013||BUFFALO||2-0||W||0, -140||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/13/2013||at PITTSBURGH||2-4||L||0, +160||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/16/2013||at TORONTO|| |
|2/18/2013||at NEW JERSEY|| |
|2/19/2013||NY ISLANDERS|| |
|2/21/2013||NY RANGERS|| |
|1/21/2013||BUFFALO||1-2||L||0, -130||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/23/2013||at PITTSBURGH||5-2||W||0, +170||W||6 un||O|
|1/24/2013||NY ISLANDERS||4-7||L||0, -105||L||5.5 ev||O|
|1/26/2013||at NY RANGERS||2-5||L||0, +160||L||5.5 un||O|
|1/29/2013||at BUFFALO||4-3||W||0, +135||W||5.5 un||O|
|1/31/2013||WASHINGTON||3-2||W||0, -110||W||5.5 ov||U|
|2/2/2013||BOSTON||0-1||L||0, +125||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/4/2013||CAROLINA||1-4||L||0, -115||L||5.5 ov||U|
|2/5/2013||at WASHINGTON||3-2||W||0, +140||W||5.5 ev||U|
|2/7/2013||at WINNIPEG||3-2||W||0, +105||W||5.5 ov||U|
|2/9/2013||at MONTREAL||6-0||W||0, +150||W||5 ov||O|
|2/11/2013||PHILADELPHIA||5-2||W||0, -105||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/14/2013||at CAROLINA||1-3||L||0, +125||L||5.5 ov||U|
|2/18/2013||at FLORIDA|| |
|2/19/2013||at TAMPA BAY|| |
|2/23/2013||at OTTAWA|| |
|2/25/2013||at PHILADELPHIA|| |
LAST SEASON: 41-31-10, 92 points. Lost to New York Rangers 4-3 in first round
COACH: Paul MacLean, 2nd season with Senators and NHL, 41-31-10.
ADDED: RW Guillaume Latendresse, D Marc Methot, D Mike Lundin.
LOST: LW Nick Foligno, C Zenon Konopka, LW Nikita Filatov, D Matt Carkner, D Filip Kuba.
PLAYER TO WATCH: D Erik Karlsson's continued emergence as the NHL's top play-making defenseman. The 22-year-old Swede won his first Norris Trophy in only his second NHL season after leading all blue-liners with 78 points (19 goals, 59 assists).
OUTLOOK: A surprising run to the playoffs led to captain Daniel Alfredsson's decision to put off retirement for at least one more season. The Senators have the capacity to build on last year under the firm direction of MacLean, the longtime Red Wings' assistant, who had an impressive debut as a first-time head coach.
LAST SEASON: 35-37-10, 80 points. Missed playoffs by finishing 13th in Eastern Conference.
COACH: Randy Carlyle, 2nd season with Leafs, 6-9-3; 8th overall, 279-191-64 in NHL.
ADDED: LW James van Riemsdyk, C Jay McClement.
LOST: RW Colby Armstrong, D Luke Schenn, G Jonas Gustavsson.
PLAYER TO WATCH: The focus in Toronto continues to be on the turnstile in goal, a position that's been unsettled since Curtis Joseph led the Leafs to their last playoff berth in 2004 (yes, two NHL lockouts ago). Unless the Maple Leafs do go ahead and make a push to trade for Vancouver's Roberto Luongo, they'll settle on the tandem of James Reimer and Ben Scrivens.
OUTLOOK: Unsettled as usual. The Maple Leafs couldn't even get out of the lockout without making headlines by firing GM Brian Burke last week. Toronto has more than enough offensive punch, particularly with the addition of van Riemsdyk. The question always remains whether they have enough defense and goaltending to end what's now a seven-season playoff drought.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (OTTAWA-TORONTO) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Senators-Maple Leafs Preview* ==============================
By ALAN FERGUSON STATS Writer
Ottawa (7-5-2) at Toronto (8-6-0), 7:00 p.m. EDT
If this month hasn't already been difficult enough, the Ottawa Senators now have to overcome the loss of a reigning Norris Trophy winner.
The short-handed Senators will play their first game without Erik Karlsson when they visit the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night.
After starting the season 5-1-1, Ottawa has had plenty of trouble this month with a 2-4-1 mark. Injuries to Jason Spezza (back), Guillaume Latendresse (whiplash) and Peter Regin (chest) haven't helped, but the Senators' prospects appear even more grim now.
The team announced on Valentine's Day that Karlsson was out for the season after his left Achilles' tendon was cut by Pittsburgh forward Matt Cooke's skate in a 4-2 road defeat a day earlier. The NHL did not hand out any further discipline after reviewing the play, but Ottawa general manager Bryan Murray said he was more concerned with the loss of his high-scoring defenseman to surgery.
"I'm outraged by the fact we lost Erik Karlsson," he said. "I'm disappointed for him, I'm disappointed for the players on our team and the coaching staff and the fans of the city."
Karlsson's career-high 78 points in 2011-12 were 25 more than any other NHL defender, and he had a team-best six goals and four assists in the first 14 games this season.
"We don't replace Erik Karlsson. We don't have anybody in that category of player," Murray said. "We hope that other people eat up his minutes and that we don't allow many goals. (Goaltender) Craig Anderson has to be great. Our defense has to be great and hopefully we find, by committee, a way to score some goals."
The Senators (7-5-2) will also likely not have forward Milan Michalek available after he twisted his knee before Wednesday's loss, but they will next face a team that's without its No. 1 goaltender.
James Reimer is expected to miss at least a couple more days after straining a left knee ligament in the Maple Leafs' fourth straight win Monday against Philadelphia. Ben Scrivens was in net during a 3-1 defeat in Carolina on Thursday, giving up all of those goals in the second period.
"It's disappointing because we know we could have played a better game," defenseman Dion Phaneuf said. "We've been doing a lot of real good things lately but it's the best league in the world for a reason. When you have off nights, teams are going to make you pay and that's what happened."
The Maple Leafs (8-6-0) outscored the Senators 8-1 while winning last season's final two matchups, but both of those games were in Ottawa with Reimer in net. Toronto is 1-3-1 in its last five home games against its Northeast Division rivals and is 2-4-0 at the Air Canada Centre this season.
The teams split their six overall matchups in 2011-12 and the Maple Leafs' Phil Kessel played a big role in his team's wins, totaling five goals and four assists. Kessel's 20 goals and 34 points against the Senators are the best versus any team over his career.
Anderson is 2-2-0 with a 3.66 goals-against average in his last five starts against Toronto after going 4-1-0 with a 1.56 GAA in his first five. Before giving up a season-high four goals Wednesday in the second game of a back-to-back, Anderson was 7-2-2 with a 1.36 GAA in his first 11 contests.
Scrivens allowed three goals on 22 shots in his only matchup with Ottawa, a 5-2 loss in Toronto on Nov. 12, 2011.
|Last Updated: 12/21/2014 4:07:42 PM EST|